Unfortunately Star Wars: The Blueprints is going to be a limited edition book, because it looks incredible and would be a must have for any Star Wars fan. Star Wars: The Blue Prints is being produced by Epic Ink and they have an incredible website set up for the book. Visit Theblueprintsbook.com for complete details and info on how to order the book. The book will begin shipping September 15, 2011.
Star Wars: The Blueprints
By J.W. Rinzler
Includes Star Wars: The Blueprints book, custom-made cloth case, and certificate of authenticity.
Star Wars: The Blueprints is limited to 5,000 hand-numbered English language copies, with the first 125 copies signed by the three surviving Academy-Award® winners for Best Art Direction (Star Wars, 1978): art director Norman Reynolds; art director Les Dilley; and set dresser Roger Christian.
Pricing structure for each number range:
Level One: Signed and hand-numbered copies #1-125 @ $1,000
Level Two: Hand-numbered copies #126-5,000 @ $500
Some of the blueprints included in the book are:
J.W. Rinzler is writing the book and provided a link to trailer for the book on Twitter and a little bit of information on his SW.com Blog.
So far we've announced Star Wars: The Blueprints. I'll be writing that one and it's going to be a Limited Edition given the fact that the production of the book costs so much-that is, in order to show the blueprints at a size at which they can be appreciated, the book has to be quite large. So far I can say I've had a great time interviewing the old production art department crews: Norman Reynolds, Les Dilley, Roger Christian, Alan Tomkins, Peter Childs, and others-the art directors and draftsmen from times past, whose stories have never been told.
I am heading to Home Depot tomorrow to stock up on tools and construction supplies. I just need to figure out what to use to cover a small thermal exhaust port on my battle station.
SOURCES: IGN and J.W. Rinzler